Horse Health Matters®

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Strength Training

EquiMed Staff

Equine Strength Training

by EquiMed Staff

April 14, 2017 12:16

Learn the 3 major training goals for your horse and how riding up and down hills and walking through water will help condition your horse in all three areas …

General Care

5 Safety Rules for Grooming Your Horse

Flossie Sellers

5 Safety Rules for Grooming Your Horse

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 15:48

Learn the 5 simple safety rules you should follow when grooming your horse to make it an enjoyable and productive experience …

General Care

The Equine Circulatory System

Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

The Equine Circulatory System

by Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

April 22, 2017 12:13

The horse is one of the most impressive natural athletes in the world largely due to a specialized circulatory system that, along with the respiratory system, …

Build A French Drain to Improve Barn Drainage

by Katie Navarra

April 27, 2017 13:32

Learn about how to construct a French drain and other solutions to drainage problems if you are plagued with standing water and a muddy barn yard after …

Tip of the Day

Warm up, workout, warm down and coolout are the four phases of an equine exercise session. Ignoring any of these phases may cause injury to or illness for your equine.

Healthy Barn

5 Ways to Improve Your Horse Pasture

EquiMed Staff

5 Ways to Improve Your Horse Pasture

by EquiMed Staff

April 28, 2017 11:59

Learn the 5 proven techniques that will provide grazing for your horse throughout most of the year, suppress weeds, and keep your pasture land vital and healthy …

Lameness

Prevent Lameness in Your Horse

Katie Navarra

Prevent Lameness in Your Horse

by Katie Navarra

May 2, 2017 16:23

Great information about things that you can do the prevent lameness in your horse. Expert farrier Brandon DeShane gives you the what and why to help you keep …

Equine Reproductive Maturity in Mares and Stallions

by EquiMed Staff

September 12, 2018 09:17

Dramatic physical and mental changes occur in horses as they transition from playful colt or filly stage to the adolescent stage and on to becoming a stallion …

Reproductive Care

Basic Techniques of Handling Stallions

EquiMed Staff

Basic Techniques of Handling Stallions

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 13:43

Size and strength of the stallion handler is not important. What is important is a basic understanding of stallion behavior, and an ability to replace natural …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Bucking

A behavior where a horse lowers is head and kicks his rear legs high in the air.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
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Quote of the Day

A barn isn't a barn if there are no horses in it.

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